How to Live a Happy, Healthy, Holy Life (Part 5) Changing That Stink’n Think’n” (Eph. 4:23)
Theme: Learning how to Challenge and change unhealthy concepts
Introduction: Christian’s are not supposed to imitate the lives of the unsaved folks around them. For one thing, Christians are supposed to think different. The unsaved man has stink’n think’n. But salvation which begins with repentance (a changed mind) brings with it a renewed mind. The whole outlook of a person should change when they trust Christ. Our values, goals even our interpretation of life should all change as a result of a renewing of our mind in Christ. But sometimes we revert back into that ol’ stink’n think’n. This is why it is so important for us to discover as we get back to living our lives, if we want to live a happy, healthy holy life, we need to bring permanent change to our ol’ stink’n think’n. In order to do this we must do three things:
Conclusion: As we get back to living our lives, if we want to live a happy, healthy holy life, we need to bring permanent change to our ol’ stink’n think’n by the daily renewing our minds.
How to Live a Happy, Healthy, Holy Life (Part 4) “How to Determine What Drives What I Do” (Gen. 4:1-8)
Theme: Examining the question, “Why do I do what I Do?”
Introduction: The Bible makes a close connection between our actions and every other aspect of our lives. The Bible also realizes there is a great relationship between our obedience to God’s Word and all aspects of our life. This is why it is so important as we get back to living, that we determine what drives us to do what we do. If we are going to live happy, healthy holy lives, we must be determined to be driven by obedience to God’s Word! (Now, in order for this to happen we must see three things about God’s word…)
How to Live a Happy, Healthy, Holy Life ( Part 3)The Truth about Our Emotions (1 Cor. 10:13)
Theme: Learning to negotiate your way to root problems utilizing your emotions
Introduction: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christian’s have the ability to control their emotions and do what God wants them to do regardless of how they feel. But sometimes our emotions can make it hard for us to do the right thing. And, how we deal with the temptations and trials that come in to our daily lives is directly related to our emotions. This is why it is so important for us to learn the truth about our emotions.
How to Live a Happy, Healthy, Holy Life (Part 2) Things We Need to Know About Health, Healing and Holiness (3 John 2)
Theme: Discussing the relationship between sin and sickness and the roles of medicine and miracles
Introduction: To ask about one’s health was a standard custom in ancient letters. In our text, the Apostle John is writing to a dear friend who is apparently sick. In this letter John prays for his friend, that he may prosper and be in good health just as his soul prospered. In other words, John recognizing his friend’s spiritual state was so excellent that John prayed his physical state would match it. So that, even in sickness, John’s friend would not be spiritually sidetracked as is unfortunately the case for many. This is why…
How to Live a Happy, Healthy, Holy Life (Part 1) Things We Shouldn’t Delay Because of Decay (2 Cor. 4:16)
Theme: Understanding how some of our physical problems can stem from our spiritual problems.
Introduction: Physical problems can both contribute to and pro-ceed from spiritual problems. While it’s easy to get sidetracked by problems that won’t matter at life’s end, in our text, Paul indicates that when “our outward man is decaying” (physically wearing out) “our inward man” spiritually can lose heart. This is why it’s so im-portant (in light of the fact our outward man is, even if just through the natural process, wasting away), that we recognize there are some things we shouldn’t delay taking care of both physically and spiritually because they can add to our decay.
Conclusion: We need to understand our journey on earth is short. The outward man is steadily wasting away, and Physical problems can both contribute to and proceed from spiritual problems. So let’s all do what’s necessary to live happy, healthy, holy lives.